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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - December 24, 2016

Fancy Acts

The multiple stages at Act II Entertainment are full of laughter and good cheer.

There is a full lineup of music, theater and fun in the Red Room Cabaret, the Main Stage and in the Encore Lounge that will make the season a little brighter.

Just a reminder, tickets are selling fast for the New Year’s Eve Party. The fun starts at 8 p.m. with a pre-party in the Encore Lounge. Then at 9:30 p.m., Act II Entertainment STAGES will present the last show of the year, “Tales of an Aging Twink” starring Tony Award Winner Jai Rodriguez. After the show, join him for a champagne toast before heading out to the street party. It’s going to be an exciting evening. Seating prices start at US$20 per person.

Here is a look at some of the upcoming shows in the various venues:

Tuesday, December 27 

6 p.m. - Maria Rose in Encore (no cover)

7 p.m.  - Mamma Mia Dance Concert 

7:30 p.m.  - Christine Deaver 

9:30 p.m. - Jai Rodriguez, opening night 

9:45 p.m.  - Big & Loud End of Year Celebration

Wednesday, December 28 

6 p.m. - Joby in Encore - No Cover 

7 p.m. - Big & Loud End of Year Celebration 

7:30 p.m. - Paul Fracassi - Walk Like a Man 

9:30 p.m. - Tipsy Rose Lee, last show

Thursday, December 29  

6 p.m. - Gabe in Encore  (no cover)

7 p.m. - Mamma Mia Dance Concert 

7:30 p.m. - Christine Deaver 

9:30 p.m. - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Pick of the Shows

Mamma Mia: The Dance Concert features one of Mexico’s most famous dancers and choreographers, Adriana Quinto, along with her ten-member dance troupe. 

Quinto is well known for her breathtaking artistic creation of Frida Kahlo at both the Teatro Vallarta and Act II Stages in 2012. She has studied and toured in Europe and Mexico and in the 1990s was invited to teach, dance and perform at a prestigious university in Germany for four years. 

Quinto’s production of Mamma Mia will feature the live music of Vallarta favorite Perla Alarcon and her band, Proyecto M. They will interpret the music of this epic show with a series of dance solos, duets, trios and group formations in an artistic and expressive dance format.

Big and Loud: End of Year Celebration Show stars Mama Tits, Tipsy Rose Lee, Isabella Extynn and Abbey Roads. This larger-than-life show is full of excitement and includes some of Seattle’s finest drag entertainers. The show comprises singing, amazing choreography, hilarious comedy and over-the-top costumes.

Tales of an Aging Twink stars Emmy Award Winner Jai Rodriguez – a prolific and multi-talented singer, actor and author. The show will feature just him and his piano. 

For more information and to purchase show tickets, visit actiientertainment.com, show up at the box office (open from 10 a.m. daily at Basilio Badillo 330), or call (322) 222 1512.

Adrenaline Trip

A speedboat at full speed with twists, jumps and dives is a wild ride and a new experience in Puerto Vallarta. The Tsunami Jet Boat tour has been nicknamed the “roller coaster of the sea” and takes it one wave at a time.

This fast and aerodynamic boat is powered by a 1200hp water turbine engine and can reach speeds of 50 knots, between 90 and 100 kilometers or 50 to 60 miles per hour.

It flies across Banderas Bay making spectacular 180 and 360 degree spins and literally diving into the water, submerging the bow of the boat in a maneuver called the Tsunami Plunge. This is where passengers experience waves of adrenaline and nerve-testing fun.

The route starts in Marina Vallarta and heads south along the shoreline all the way to Olas Altas on Vallarta’s south side. This provides passengers with a panoramic view of the city and thrills galore.

Tsunami director Rubén Gaxiola said the boat was made in New Zealand and originally designed for rivers. He has made certain adaptations to the vessel so that it can be used on the ocean. 

The Tsunami Jet Boat tours last around one hour and are available each hour from Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets cost 950 pesos per person. You can buy them at Calle Mástil 14 in Marina Vallarta. For more information, visit tsunamijetboat.com.